Sea Music is our most ambitious project to date working with learning disabled people,
helping them make a multimedia publication for themselves and others.
Vale Plus had been awarded a small grant to help three of their clients who had learning
disabilities and visual impairments access ICT. One, a wheelchair user, was totally
blind. We suggested a music project that would involve the whole group not just those
with a visual impairment.
Vale Plus, Barry
Click above to sample the finished CD
Vale Plus then successfully secured additional funding from the Arts Council of Wales.
We teamed up with Community Music Wales and stared work on an interactive music CD
ROM in January 2006. We combined photography, video, music and sound workshops to
create a multimedia publication which everyone could enjoy no matter what their ability.
Our participants made a series of videos to tell you how they did it. Click on
the links below.
The finished publication is operated by mouse-overs rather than click and gives sound
clues to menu options. Users can create their own individual pieces of music by triggering
sound samples on screen.
The samples of music, voices and effects were recorded by the participants themselves
on location in Barry Island where member so the group also collected photographic
images and recorded video which are also incorporated into the CD.
Vale Plus service users enjoy using the CD which is particularly well designed for